Food for All
An Assessment of Food Security in Indian Context
By Gajendra Singh
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
228 pages, Illustrated, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4"
The book is devoted to visualise the national food security scenario for the
year 2005-06 and 2010-11 covering 17 major states viz Andhra Pradesh, Assam,
Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala,
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
and West Bengal.
The study also covers the estimations of per capita availability
of food grains in the states and storage requirement of food grains at national
level for the same time periods. The past trends were used to estimate the
production of cereals and pulses seperately , through the methods of regeression,
exponential and moving averages and other econometric applications based on
The requirement for food grains is estimated age group wise
rather than on per capita aggregate base to determine the projections close
to reality. The book also focus on policy and planning implications as well
as discusses the ways and approaches needs to be adopted in major states and
at national level to enhance the level of food security.
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